With incredibly fertile soil, the Shenandoah Valley is a prime region for growing grapes to make wine. This means you’ll find a wide variety of spectacular wineries and vineyards scattered throughout the valley. If you’re searching for a romantic and fun spot to taste hand-crafted wine, we highly recommend a visit to Barrel Oak Winery in VA. This local winery is a popular gathering spot for friends and family to come together and enjoy delicious wine, music, and relaxation in the Piedmont countryside. Read on to learn more about the Barrel Oak Winery and why it is recognized as one of the top wineries in the nation.
With so much to see and experience in the Shenandoah Valley, where do you even begin? You can start by requesting your free copy of our Vacation Guide, the ultimate Virginia vacation planning tool! In its pages, you’ll find a wide variety of local activities and attractions including wineries like the Barrel Oak Winery in VA, hiking trails, dining, museums, and more.
The Barrel Oak Winery in VA Story
Winemakers Brian Roeder and his wife came up with the idea for Barrel Oak Winery during a vacation in Key West, FL. Before they even began the design process, they knew they wanted to create a place that was more than just a winery. They wanted it to be a place centered around the idea of community. The doors of Barrel Oak Winery opened in Delaplane, VA in 2008 and welcomed people from all walks of life, including children and dogs! In fact, the winery was recognized as the most family-friendly winery in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2012! Today, you, your family, and your furry friends will be welcome to taste the winery’s award-winning selections and relax in its warm and inviting atmosphere.
3 of the Best Things About Barrel Oak Winery, VA
1. Award-Winning Wine
The Barrel Oak Winery menu is filled with a wide variety of delicious wines crafted from the grapes grown right in its own vineyard. Dozens of their selections have also been selected for hundreds of different awards from all over the nation, including the Chardonnay Reserve and Merlot. No wonder it’s been rated as Virginia’s Best Winery!
If you prefer refreshing ales over wine, you’re in luck! Barrel Oak Winery beer is now available and is also crafted right on-site. Be sure to try their Kolsch, IPA, Winter Amber, Irish Red, Saison, Belgian Doubel, and more.
One of the best-kept secrets of the winery is that guests are allowed to take a self-guided tour of the downtown production area during their visit. Guided tours are also available periodically and on Sundays with the winemaker, Brian! The winery makes 24,000 gallons of wine right on the property, and it’s an unforgettable experience to see how it’s made for yourself.
No matter what time of year you visit Barrel Oak Winery, there is always a fun event to take part in! From wood fire pizza nights, TGIFridays, and Sparkling Sundays, the options are nearly endless. Be sure to check out the calendar of events to find what celebrations and activities will be taking place during your visit.
Experience the Best of the Shenandoah Valley During Your Stay With Us
After indulging in a few glasses of wine at the Barrel Oak Winery in VA, we invite you to come back and relax at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Enjoy pond views, cozy rooms, and some quality time with your loved ones at this scenic bed and breakfast getaway! Our most celebrated amenity is our delicious breakfast. Each morning, you get to enjoy fresh coffee and tea with a three-course meal. It’s the perfect way to start your day off right! You deserve a getaway; book your stay today!